Mimosa Grill - Charlotte, NC - March 23, 2012
A lovely location for a rehearsal dinner, with options for several of the courses.
I chose the Crispy Pork Belly Sliders (with Cornmeal Dusted Green Tomatoes & Jalapeno Jam) - by far my favorite dish of the evening. I shared one with Ben in exchange for one of his Georgia Stuffed Hushpuppy (with Crawfish, Leek Fondue & Creole Sauce). This was Ben’s favorite dish, though I like my slider better.
Second course was a fairly standard dinner salad (“Tega Hills” Bibb Salad with Smoked Bacon, Carrot Strings, Feta Cheese, Buttermilk Dressing)
Third course I chose the Roasted N.C. Flounder (with North Carolina Blue Crab, Silver Queen Corn Succotash and Horseradish Butter). Maybe I was just full by this point (or maybe the Maker’s Manhattans were taking over), but the fish seemed dry and the dish overall bland. I just kind of picked at the crab inside.
Dessert was Seasonal Cheesecake (with Local Berries and Fresh Cream). It was a VERY light & airy cheesecake. Interesting.
The location was beautiful, and overall the dinner was wonderful!